This film transcends the informative documentary on the digital evolution in the film industry, to rather spin a poetic essay on the future of this art through a concert of recognized voices such as Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Duisburger Filmwoche/ International Bosphorus Film Festival/ Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival/ DOKLeipzig/ Doclisboa/ Sevilla - Festival del Cine Europeo/ Mostra Int. d`arte Cinematografica Viennale - Vienna Int. Film Festival/ Cali International Film Festival/ Buenos Aires Festival Int. de Cine Independiente BAFICI/ IndieCork Film Festival/ Jerusalem Film Festival/ Crossing Europe Film Festival/ DOKer Documentary Film Festival/ Int. Dokumentarfilmfestival/ European Media Art Festival/ Cinéma du Réel/ Jeonju International Film Festival Tokyo Image Forum Festival / Docs Against Gravity Film Festival/ Zagreb - 25fps Film & Video Festival 2017
Cinema Futures, The evolution of cinema from celluloid to the bit
There is a reason that a film about the past and the future of cinema had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Cinema Futures transcends that expository documentary about the implications of the digitalization in all the processes that involve making and distributing a film, but treats this vital subject with a very particular poetic touch.
Director Michael Palm composes a series of beautiful frames and scenes that evoke the old means of film production, discover the anonymous geniuses who paved the way for the moving image and, at the same time, include testimonies of geniuses such as Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan and Apichatpong Weerasethakul about this endless discussion about the future of the most popular art.